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The Sacred Bee is me, Kate Ferry, the author of this blog. I am a beekeeper in Custer, Washington. My family lives about 10 miles south of the Canadian border and right smack dab next to the Pacific Ocean, in beautiful Custer!
I am the wife of my husband, Jacob, and the mother to three children; my young daughters, Beckett and Camden, and our dog, Tucker, who is 11 years old.
Where's the name ‘Sacred Bee’ come from?
Honeybees are incredible insects. They are responsible for the pollination of over half of the food that makes it onto your table and the chief pollinators for many foods, including almonds and raspberries.
I became fascinated with honeybees while studying anthropology in college and learned more about these amazing creatures after taking an intense six-week course on beekeeping in Surrey, B.C., Canada.
My love and respect for the sacred bee has grown and intensified as I have watched my own two hives bear hundreds of pounds of honey, my garden flourish with the bees' pollination, and through the trials and tribulations of watching my girls (a.k.a. the honeybees) live and die.
Sacred Bee. Honoring the honeybee, one of nature’s gardeners, and practicing beekeeping in Whatcom County, Washington.
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Monthly Archives: March 2012
The winner of the giveaway of an organic cloth diaper from Babee Greens is… Drum roll, please… kaela henderson @alittleflock Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, April 1st at 8:00pm PST. Advertisements
Winter is in my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ~Victor Hugo
I love wandering the internet and have found a new addiction in Pinterest*. Please don’t laugh – I know that I am WAY behind the times, but that seems to be my M.O. lately. During my late night wanderings or … Continue reading
Beckett is big for her age. She was born an average size (8 pounds, 20 inches), but shot up around the 9-month mark. She hovers in the 200th percentile (whatever these numbers mean?!?) and is now the height of an … Continue reading
One of my fondest memories as a child was exchanging Valentines in school. Beckett began preschool this fall and as February 14th neared, I got more and more jacked up for the annual V-day swap. The only rules we had … Continue reading
I have always been a writer, but I have never been a journaller. (yes, that’s now a word) I remember having diaries as a teenager. They were a pink patent leather and had the chintzy, but “ultra-secure” lock on the … Continue reading
When I am lucky enough to hit a cycle of REM sleep in the night, I dream. I dream about the girls and their futures. I dream of health and happiness for my loved ones. And, I dream of my … Continue reading
Politeness is a virtue that deserves a lot of emphasis. The common courtesies of “please” and “thank you” go a long way, but even a simple acknowledgement shouldn’t be overlooked. For all its simplicity, politeness pulls together so many other … Continue reading
The winner of the giveaway of Under The Nile organic goodies is… Drum roll, please… MOLLY BUSSLER Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Wednesday, March 14th at 8:00pm PST.
two teeth one rolling over baby bowls of organic cereal in the belly all the smiles in the world Happy 5-month birthday to the happiest baby I know – Camden Rose!